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Definition of "habiliment" [ha•bil•i•ment]

  • The special dress or garb associated with an occasion or office. Often used in the plural: "shrouded from head to foot in the habiliments of the grave” ( Edgar Allan Poe). (noun)
  • Clothes. (noun)
  • Characteristic furnishings or equipment; trappings: surrounded by the habiliments of the television news industry. (noun)
  • Dress or attire (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Use "habiliment" in a sentence
  • "She even wished to refuse him: – but Beech Park, the equipage, the servants, the bridal habiliment."
  • "In the United Kingdom, as in other modern liberal democracies, there are few, if any, estrictions upon one's choice of habiliment."
  • "Britannia, or her genius in the usual habiliment, a scroll — she appeared seated and behind her a figure of Hercules, emblematic of the great work so completely and speedily performed: above Fame appeared with a medallion of his Lordship and in the background a perspective view of"